Mladen Dolar


Mladen Dolar (born 29 January 1951) is a Slovene philosopher, psychoanalyst, cultural theorist and film critic.[1]

Mladen Dolar
Mladen Dolar in the Freud's Dreams Museum.JPG
Mladen Dolar in the Freud's Dreams Museum in 2011
Born (1951-01-29) 29 January 1951 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana
Université Paris VII
Era20th-/21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Main interests
Notable ideas
Voice as objet a

Dolar was born in Maribor as the son of the literary critic Jaro Dolar. In 1978 he graduated in Philosophy and French language at the University of Ljubljana, under the supervision of the renowned philosopher Božidar Debenjak. He later studied at the University of Paris VII and the University of Westminster.[2]

Dolar was the co-founder, together with Slavoj Žižek and Rastko Močnik, of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, whose main goal is to achieve a synthesis between Lacanian psychoanalysis and the philosophy of German idealism.[3]

Dolar has taught at the University of Ljubljana since 1982. In 2010 Dolar began his tenure as an Advising Researcher in theory at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands.[4] His main fields of expertise are the philosophy of G. W. F. Hegel (on which he has written several books, including a two-volume interpretation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind) and French structuralism. He is also a music theoretician and film critic.

Dolar's A Voice and Nothing More, a study of the voice in its linguistic, metaphysical, physical, ethical, and political dimensions, has been translated into six languages.[5][6]


Mladen Dolar EGS Faculty Page (Biography & Works)


  1. ^ "dr. Mladen Dolar". Zbornik ob 80-letnici, 1919-1999 (in Slovenian). Filozofska fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani. 22 March 2001. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Mladen Dolar - The European Graduate School". Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  3. ^ "Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana - Culture of Slovenia". Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Rafferty, Steven (2008). [ "Mladen Dolar, A Voice and Nothing More Review"]. International Journal of Communication. 2: 826–829. {{cite journal}}: Check |url= value (help)
  6. ^ "Mladen Dolar - The European Graduate School". Retrieved 2016-12-07.

External linksEdit

  • Portrait on Dolar in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in german)
  • Jan van Eyck Academie Profile